Premier League week 18

Manchester City lost its second game of the season and the first at home in the League to Crystal Palace 3-2! This result is all the more surprising as Man City’s defense was very poor conceding three goals to bottom half side. 

The Citizens sit at the second place of the table, four points behind the leaders Liverpool. Was it today a change of power in the League? Liverpool will have a tough test next game when they face Arsenal and could extend their lead with another win. Man City will have to response to stay in the title race.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! English football reach its peak in terms of drama and action over the holidays. 

Coach Man City, Guardiola comments on the game:

“We have an incredible team with fantastic players. We started quite decent, created chances and scored a fantastic goal.

The first two times Crystal Palace crossed our halfway line, they scored. We played good. Their second goal was an incredible goal.

We reacted well to the second goal and in the second half, we started okay. We put more people in the box. The third goal… the penalty was really tough for us. We cannot concede the penalty we conceded. We have to try and avoid it. Football is like this – three shots on goal and three goals.

We scored a goal – a little bit late but even then, we had chances to score. We did absolutely everything. They arrived two times and before the penalty, they hit the post but they didn’t have another shot on target.

Congratulations to Palace. Defensively, they were brilliant. I give a lot of credit. That is football and sometimes it happens. The teams are good and there is a lot of quality.

Now, we must go onto the next one. There are a lot of games to play. We have to recover mentally and recover our physicality.”